Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happiness Hour

"At the end of this life, chances are that you will not be ruminating upon the careers, degrees or amount of money in your bank account. You'll be remembering the cherished memories and the relationships that made those possible. Every day is a new chance to notice, honor and savor the little things in life: an amazing conversation, the beauty of nature, a chocolate cake that took you over the edge, or the smile of a child. The more you notice the reasons to celebrate, the more they will show up in your life."

A friend sent me a link to a great article her sister wrote on happiness, quoted above. Read the whole article here, and think about some of the things that make YOU happy. It inspired me to think about some of the little happy things in my own life too.

My husband and I often sit out front of the house on our pretty green lawn and have fun with the dog and the kids on the street. With no children of our own, we have more free time than most people, so this is what we do!

Meet Melissa.  She does handsprings, cartwheels, and backbends while her brother is off climbing the closest tree or playing catch with Patrick.


And this is Lily, who some of you may know. She is going blind and we just discovered that she can still fetch the tennis ball if we hit it with a racket.  She hears the sound it makes hitting the strings and runs after it! 

We have a  hibiscus bush that the birds hide in when they're not in the bird bath and we love to watch.....

Celebrate the little things in life.

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